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The Baxter Hostel

2-star2 stars
5/2 West Register Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2AA, United Kingdom

Walking distance from Scott Monument
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
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From 291 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Fantastic service
Delicious food
Ordinary amenities

The Baxter Hostel

from £112
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6-bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (9-bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (6-Bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (12-Bed)
  • Quadruple Room, 1 Bedroom (Double Bunkbed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (9 beds)

What’s around The Baxter Hostel


  • In New Town
  • Princes Street (1-minute walk)
  • George Street (3-minute walk)
  • Scott Monument (4-minute walk)
  • St. Giles' Cathedral (7-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre (7-minute walk)
  • Real Mary King's Close (7-minute walk)
  • Royal Mile (7-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 29-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 5-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 25-min walk
  • Slateford Station 9-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (18 years old and younger) are not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

The Baxter Hostel’s small print

Also known as

  • Baxter Hostel Edinburgh
  • Baxter Hostel
  • Baxter Edinburgh


Additional policies and fees may apply when booking for more than 6 guests. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Towels/sheets: GBP 2 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 65 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Nice service
Very friendly towards disabled and lgbtqi people
Joanne Alice, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Monday Night in April 18
Smaller hostel, dead centre of Edinburgh. Staff friendly and welcoming. 12 person room and window onto a side-street, so bed early and up and out. Ideal for me.
Peter, gbBusiness trip
Good 6.0
For short stay
Overall, it's good. Just the ventilation in our room is not very good. And as we open the window, we saw mouse outside.
SI WENG, gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
A comfortable stay.
All the staff were friendly and helpful and serving breakfast every morning.
gb4 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Hesitant to stay there again
The staff were friendly and the facilities were clean and very tidy and what you see in the photos is what you get in the hostel. However, the rooms are absolutely not worth the £25 per night that I was charged for an all-female 6-bed dorm. The communal area is combined with the small kitchen area and there aren't any sofas or quiet areas to escape to unless you're happy to stay on your triple-bunk. This would be ok except that to accommodate a triple bunk, they had to cut down on head space and you can't actually sit up in your own bunk even if you are at the top. The pillows were way past their best and even two pillows equaled one very hard and deflated pillow which made for an already difficult evening as sleeping on the top bunk of a triple has the added disadvantage of being in the line of sight of the bright green emergency exit sign - which does not bode well for a good night's rest. To top it all off, you can hear everything from the communal area from your bunk. Glasses being washed, food being cooked, loud chatter and the doorbell ringing all echoes down the short passageway. There were 4 showers of which only 2 were working, with only 2 toilets for everyone sharing the communal bathrooms. The bathrooms were unisex, which is fine if there are enough facilities for everyone, but I found it crowded and not private going to the loo. Overall it was ok, but I'm not keen to stay there again.
gb1 night trip

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